Bus: 2, 29, 65, 66, 124(312) 755-2227 chibarchicago.com41.889209 -87.619308 301 E North Water St (between Columbus Dr and New St) Streeterville, Chicago
Mon–Fri 5pm–1am; Sat, Sun 11am–2amAverage cocktail: $11
An extreme makeover rendered this bar, nestled riverside in the Sheraton Hotel, a lot hipper than the rest of the hotel would suggest. The cocktails follow suit: “The ‘L’” mixes vodka, Chambord, guava juice and fresh sour mix to sweet-and-tart perfection. The tourist clientele doesn’t always match the contemporary vibe, but the drinks make the trade-off worth it.